Law

Court hears black communities get inferior police services

Civil society organisations want a declaration that the allocation of officers in the Western Cape is discriminatory

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Law | 29 November 2017

Day 11: Court hears of witness to Michael Komape’s death

Boy who drowned in toilet could have been found sooner

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Law | 28 November 2017

Day 10: Calls for help from Michael Komape’s school unanswered for years

Former principal’s testimony supports the family’s claim against the state

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Law | 27 November 2017

Ground-breaking police resources case in court at last

Activists want court to declare that present system discriminates against poor people

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Law | 27 November 2017

Day 9: State offered a pauper’s burial for Michael Komape

Department of Education contests that it could have fixed dilapidated toilets

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Law | 23 November 2017

Day 8: Education department had funds to fix toilet in which Michael Komape drowned

Expert witness gives damning testimony against Limpopo government

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Law | 22 November 2017

Day 6: Court hears of terrible condition of Limpopo’s school toilets

Photographs shows that the school toilets where Michael Komape died were in poor condition

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Law | 20 November 2017

Day 5: Psychologist describes suffering of drowned boy’s family

Mother distant and withdrawn, battles with ongoing sadness and depression

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Law | 17 November 2017

Victory for community organisations in Mining Charter battle

Chamber of Mines fails to block activists from taking part in upcoming court case

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Law | 17 November 2017

Day 4: State claims family wants to get rich out of Michael Komape’s death

SECTION27 accuses state lawyer and Department of Education of attempting to trivialise the family’s suffering

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Law | 16 November 2017

Day 3: Pathologist describes finding faeces in child’s lungs

Michael Komape’s sister breaks down in court

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Law | 15 November 2017

Day 2: State attempts to discredit parents in Michael Komape trial

Advocate asks if death of five-year-old who drowned in toilet was any different from death by sickness or car accident

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Law | 14 November 2017

Court bid to lift time limit on sex crimes

Constitutional Court hearing application today

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Law | 14 November 2017

Day 1: Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet

First day in damages trial of the death of Michael Komape

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Law | 13 November 2017

Preview: Parents of drowned child seek justice

Michael Komape died in a toilet at school. Now James and Rosina Komape are going to court to compel the state to provide decent sanitation to schools across Limpopo.

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Law | 12 November 2017

Tokyo Sexwale’s report frustrates Palestinian hopes

FIFA allowed off the hook by struggle veteran’s failure to take legally correct and just stand on Israeli occupation

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Law | 10 November 2017